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01 Sep

The magnificent scale force

Don’t go chasing waterfalls” sang TLC back in 1994 – similar words were also shouted at me by the good Mrs L as I scrambled up a slipperly wet ledge to get into position to take this shot. This is Scale Force waterfall, which sits above Crummock Water in the Lake District. We had gone on a family walk to find it. I knew that there was a little scramble at the end to get the best view, but not one that was quite as slippery when wet, and with such small footholds.

Anyway, having trudged uphill to find it with two occasionally grumpy kids in tow, I wasn’t going to walk away without trying to get the shot I was after (the shot from “ground level” is obscured by branches and the ledge itself and is just less clean), so scramble I did, somewhat nervous that I’d lose my footing at any time and come crashing back down.

Having ascended the ledge I was in a wonderful little grotto. The rich greens and spectacular 120ft drop of the waterfall were amazing! Conscious that the family wanted to move on, I only took a few shots while there, using a polariser to emphasise the greens and eliminate reflections in the still water.

A truly spectacular place

Scale Force waterfall
21 Jul

Presentation to Lincombe barn camera club

Bruce Little / Uncategorized / / 0 Comments

In May 2021 I was fortunate enough to be invited to present my talk “Landscapes of Devon & Beyond” to Lincombe Barn Camera Club near Bristol. As we were still in Covid times, it was a virtual presentation. However it was good to “meet” the members of the club and show off my pictures in two 45-minute sessions.

They were a sociable and friendly lot and it was good to chat during and after the talk. They were even kind enough to leave the following comments afterwards:

Many thanks again for a fabulous evening indulging in your exquisite photos of Dartmoor and beyond. The few minutes chat we all had after you left revealed that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and liked the way you talked us through your images, giving us lots of useful information to put into practice ourselves. Also present were members of Kingswood Camera Club and they were delighted to have been invited to join us for the evening. I can’t wait to explore Dartmoor maybe for a long weekend b&b sometime soon

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